Grand Millennium Plaza-Wing Lok
Central Hong Kong
Architect: Hsin-Yieh Architects & Associates
The challenge of this 54-story, 1.25 million square-foot building with 35,000 glass units was to meet the high performance requirements of the curtainwall consultant while providing a system that would conform to the experience and skills of the Chinese labor performing the installation.
Midwest designed a hybrid curtainwall system that utilized a gridwork of vertical and horizontal mullions and factory-glazed infill units. The contractor installed the gridwork while the infill units were being glazed in China. The design allowed the glass to simply clip into place after the gridwork had been installed. Almost all of the installation was performed from the bamboo scaffolding that covered the entire building.